Fructose promotes the differentiation of 3T3-L1 adipocytes and accelerates lipid metabolism

Legeza, Balázs and Balázs, Zoltán and Odermatt, Alex. (2014) Fructose promotes the differentiation of 3T3-L1 adipocytes and accelerates lipid metabolism. FEBS letters, Vol. 588, H. 3. pp. 490-496.

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Excessive fructose consumption and elevated glucocorticoids contribute to metabolic syndrome. We show that fructose as the only carbohydrate source is sufficient for the differentiation of 3T3-L1 fibroblasts into adipocytes. Differentiation of cells in fructose containing medium resulted in increased 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) expression and activity. Experiments with transfected HEK-293 cells suggested more efficient NADPH generation by fructose compared with glucose in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Adipocytes differentiated in the presence of fructose showed increased FABP4 expression, C/EBPα to C/EBPβ ratio and lipolysis. Thus, excessive fructose may cause adverse metabolic effects by enhancing 11β-HSD1 activity and increasing lipolysis in adipocytes.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Molecular and Systems Toxicology (Odermatt)
UniBasel Contributors:Odermatt, Alex
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier Science
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